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6 Hand-Crafted Gifts From GREAT.LY

Editor’s Note: We asked Flora Lels of GREAT.LY for her holiday gift picks from her shop’s amazing collections. She chose a few things that are great for the person who’s got it all…

We’ve all found ourselves wracking our brains, trying to think of something extra special for the person who already has everything. I like to surprise that person with a handmade gift they’ll find unique. And bonus points for a present that has a personalized touch.

1. Customized Word Bracelet

This beautiful 14K-gold charm bracelet makes the perfect gift for girlfriends, sisters, aunts or coworkers. You can customize it with any word you’d like. ‘ have fun with it and choose a short, meaningful nickname or phrase. My friends and I are getting these made with the zip code of a small Italian village where we all vacationed together.


Custom Word Bracelet

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2. Willow Speaker

The days of the CD are going by the wayside, so what do you get the music lover? Here is a speaker system that is gorgeous and eco-friendly to boot. The natural reclaimed wood look is neutral enough to go with any home or office decor.

You can also create a personalized play list on Spotify or any other music sharing platform and send it along to them to accompany the speakers.


Willow Speaker

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3. Coco Kokeshi Doll

The fashion lover in your life will love with Coco Kokeshi doll, which is a nod to the legendary fashionista. It’s a super cute conversation starter that’s perfect for the boudoir, office or bookshelf.


Coco Kokeshi Doll

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4. Walsh Wine Carrier

Tired of spending frivolous dollars on a pretty wine bag you know will just get tossed out? Buy this wine carrier, instead. It’s modern, durable and made of reclaimed US fire hoses. A portion of proceeds from the sale of each bag goes to the Children’s Burn Foundation. I think I’ll buy one for them and one for me, because sometimes one is not enough!


Walsh Wine Carrier

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5. Personalized Lucite Tray

I love lucite and this tray can be personalized for suit anyone on your list! You can choose the paper, font and words and create a gift perfect for organizing watches, cufflinks, jewelry, stationary, cosmetics — or as a catch all for the entry way. Perhaps choose navy and simple initials for men, or an inspiring quote for women.


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6. Sheepskin Throw

Texture always brings richness to any decor, especially neutral interior palettes. I’ve been eyeing this sheepskin for myself, but it’s certainly a crowd pleaser for anyone on your list. Place it under a desk for a soft reprieve for your toes, or use it as a statement piece anywhere at home. This sheepskin will also add warmth thrown over any modern chair. Available in both black and white!


Sheepskin Throw

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Flora Lels

Flora is the co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer of GREAT.LY, a marketplace for premium independent designers powered by online influencers. Find her at @floralels on Twitter or on LinkedIn.